Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bipartisanship I Can Believe In

I am happy to applaud the House of Representatives, and to concede that reaching across the aisle to achieve consensus and compromise can indeed produce positive outcomes.  Bipartisanship works -- at least when it comes to our National Pastime.  H.R. 2527, a bill to mint a commemorative coin in 2015, marking the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, has 296 co-sponsors. 

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half dollar coins in 2015.  

But, as always, there is a little wrinkle.  The Act provides that while one side of the coin will depict a baseball, the other will be subject to competition held by the Treasury Secretary.  Let's see how Secretary Geithner will screw this up.


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